Dorset House Backpackers

Dorset House is a boutique backpackers hostel in a historic 1871 Christchurch home. It has a quiet garden setting and is next to Hagley Park. Dorset House blends character charm with modern facilities, a good location & free unlimited Wi-Fi.


Per night
$24.00 - $159.00
TripAdvisor traveler rating
Based on 317 reviews


Redecorated in 2012, Dorset House is a warm and homely hostel with everything you need for a comfortable stay - huge lounge, free pool table, free unlimited Wi-Fi, DVDs, kitchen with balcony, heaters, laundry, luggage and cycle storage & free off-street car parking (on a 'first come first serve basis'). Our 5-bed dorms have single beds (no bunks!) and beds are fully made. Our 8-bed bunk rooms have sheets ready at the end of each bed. Late check-in is no problem at all and we offer a full travel and information desk.

From Dorset House, it's a 15-minute stroll to Cathedral Square; or walk along the river to other attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, museum, local art galleries and markets. Victoria St with its cafes & bars is just around

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Physical address

1 Dorset Street, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

High season Low season
(Dec - Mar) (Apr - Nov)
Per night $29.00 - $159.00 $24.00 - $99.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Children under 18 are allowed to stay in a private room when accompanied by a parent or guardian. We must be advised of all bookings including children. Our Shared Rooms are for 18+ guests only.
Cancellation policy:
Bookings can be cancelled provided you cancel more than a full '2-days' before the day of your stay. For full policies, terms and conditions please see

Facilities and Features

  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safety Deposit Box at Reception
  • Sky - communal
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Opening times

Business hours:
9am to 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken

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